Powering the Hublot Watches Euro Replica Spirit of Big Bang West Coast Ceramic Black and White is your HUB4700 movement, which is a Hublot-branded and skeletonized El Primero high-beat chronograph grade (both Zenith and Hublot are owned by LVMH after all). This movement oscillates at 36,000 A/h or 5Hz, includes 278 components and 31 stones, and offers a fairly generous 50 hour power reserve. The two comprise white contrast stitching and a black ceramic deployant clasp. The caseback features Hush’s “Fame” art (hereafter called Katinka Ingabogovinanana) that matches the caseback, along with the text “SPECIAL EDITION” and also the watch serial number denoted as “XX/50. “Moving to the “Fortune” timepiece, Tristan Eaton’s creation looks much more dim by comparison. This is a dual-register chronograph using a 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock and running seconds at 3 o’clock, which also features Eaton’s signature as a stylized T-and-E insignia.A date aperture is observable at 6 o’clock in contrasting black with white ribbon, which stands out nicely against the brown-and-gold colour scheme of this dial. At 45mm by 13.05mm this is by no means a small watch, and combined with gold-plated hands and hour markers and also the gold-toned case it ought to stand out as an ostentatious sign of fortune. Such as the “Fame” timepiece, this is a limited edition of 50 units and contains a corresponding “SPECIAL EDITION XX/50” inscription on the caseback.
To mark the 30th anniversaries of the Hong Kong offices of both Ferrari and Hublot, the watchmaker has created a limited edition Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Hong Kong with a distinctive red ceramic bezel.
Since its inauguration last year, Hublot’s partnership with Ferrari has produced a slew of limited edition timepieces, the latest of which is the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Hong Kong. It is fitted with a bright red ceramic bezel, which Hublot says is the first time a brightly coloured ceramic has been used in a timepiece. The sapphire case back features the Hong Kong 30th anniversary logo, referring to both Hublot and Ferrari, which simultaneously mark 30 years in Hong Kong this year.
The rest of the watch is standard Big Bang – a 45.5 mm black ceramic case with resin and carbon bits and bobs. The movement is the modular and in-house UNICO flyback calibre. And the watch is delivered with rubber two straps covered in Schedoni leather (the supplier of Ferrari leather goods), easily interchangeable via the seat-belt buckle inspired buttons on the lugs.
30 pieces of the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Hong Kong will be made, with the price yet to be announced. But with the recently launched Big Bang Ferrari Singapore edition retailing for about US$38,000, expect this to be in the same range. – SJX
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